Adult Programs

Nantucket Yacht Club Adult Sailing Instruction

2017 Information: The Nantucket Yacht Club Sailing Program offers several wonderful options for Adult Sailing Instruction. 

Tuesday Night Women’s Clinic
5:00-7:00 PM
This is an introductory sailing experience for our female members, designed to teach basic proficiencies in sailing.  Each class will have a theme designed around competent seamanship, including getting on and off a mooring, safe dock landings, how to reef a sail, upwind sailing and basic points of sail, and capsize recovery!  This is a wonderful way to get on the water and get an introduction to basic skills.

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Thursday Night Novice Race Clinic
4:30-6:30 PM
Thursday Night Racing is provided by GHYC, and our Thursday night race clinic is centered around participation in these races.  Participants will learn basic race techniques including managing the starting line, upwind technique and strategies, and downwind technique and strategies.  Participants may sign up individually or as a team of 2-3 people, and will be paired with a coach who will ride in the boat.  Availability on Thursdays is dependent on enrollment for our Women’s Afternoon Clinics.

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Women’s Afternoon Clinics
Tuesday 1:00-4:00 PM
Thursday 3:00-6:00 PM
Participants must register for at least 4 consecutive classes.
This is the most structured form of adult sailing instruction at Nantucket Yacht Club.  Women sign up for a minimum of four classes.  Tuesdays focus more on seamanship, with some racing instruction, while Thursdays will be focused primarily on racing instruction and participation in the Thursday Evening Racing.  Participants are encouraged to sign up for much of the summer, as proficiency is gained through repetition and more time on the water!

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Billing and Cancellation Policy
Members will be billed for their classes upon registration.  Cancellations must be received a minimum of 1 week prior to class date, otherwise the participant will not receive a refund for missed classes.

Women’s Sailing Guest Policy
Guest registrations will be accepted, on a space available basis, for the Women’s Instructional Program beginning on June 15, 2017.

Member sponsor must contact the Sailing Office to register a guest in the program. The sponsor and the guest must be enrolled in the same program, although are not required to be in the same boat.

For the Women's Afternoon Clinic, both members and guests must be enrolled for a minimum of two consecutive weeks (4 classes).

Member sponsors will be charged the lesson fees incurred by their guests, plus the $18 daily guest fee, and will also be responsible for any other charges by their guests. Member sponsors are held accountable for the conduct of their guests.

All guest applications for enrollment in the Women’s Sailing Instructional classes shall be approved by both the Race Committee Chair and the Membership Committee.